Vikram Lander Inches Closer To The Moon: Netizens Await Landing

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After Vikram Lander separated from the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, the netizens react saying they are waiting for the final landing on the surface of moon on Sep 7.

Written By Sheetal Shenoy | Mumbai | Updated On:
Vikram Lander

The moments arrived after Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced the successful separation of Vikram Lander from the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter on Monday, netizens cannot wait for the landing anymore. Everyone has been waiting for the Vikram Lander to explore the surface of the moon. The netizens expressed their excitement and eagerness on Twitter for the final landing which will take place on September 7. The Vikram Lander will be moving closer to the moon to make a soft landing on the surface.

Netizens Cannot Wait For Final Landing on Moon

ISRO reported the update on their Twitter handle and the reaction of netizens revealed the frenzy.

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Background of ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 Mission:

The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter finished its first de-orbiting maneuver on September 3 while the Vikram Lander achieved an orbit of 104 km x 128 km. On September 2, the Vikram Lander successfully separated from the orbiter and will now be orbiting the moon on its own. Both the lander and orbiter were reported to be in a healthy state. The next de-orbiting maneuver is scheduled to take place on September 4 between 3:30 AM to 4:40 AM IST. After the Vikram Lander makes a soft-landing on the surface of the moon, the Pragyan rover will be deployed from the Lander using a ramp which will hold the alpha-proton X-ray spectrometer and a laser-induced ablation spectroscopy experiment.

Read: Chandrayaan 2: Vikram Lander Separates From Orbiter, Landing On Sep 7

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